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Cali Wraps with Utah and Colorado Still a Go

By March 15, 2023No Comments

Posted March 15 7:12 am MT 6:12 am PT

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Lake Tahoe Chart

Take a look at the Lake Tahoe chart. There……..right there at the end–there is no snow.  With the exception of 3 days in March, it has snowed every day.  Palisades has reported 154 inches at 8000 feet, not including today’s totals yet to be reported.  For the season, Palisades is sitting at 655 in third place since 2000, behind 2016-17’s 707 and 2010-11’s 678.  If you would like to check out Palisades Snowfall Tracker you can find it here.

There will be a break in the action today and the sun will come out this afternoon through Friday when the next system arrives.

Forecast Summary

Scattered snow showers lingering in Lake Tahoe today, as the storm moves out of the Sierra.

In Utah, It’s another powder day today, with heavy snow throughout the day.  Temperatures start out warm but will be falling when a cold front arrives between 2-3 o’clock.  The snow will taper off late in the day with a couple of inches expected overnight tonight.

Colorado gets in on the action this morning, around 11 am.  Temperatures and snow levels will start out warm, in the low 40’s in some spots, before falling throughout the day.  Snow levels around 8500 feet falling to 7000 feet by 5 pm.  Expect a nasty mix of rain and snow except for the higher elevations. 

Tonight, through Thursday, the snow continues with colder temperatures and snow levels decreasing to base level.The cold front charts I posted yesterday are still valid.  Click to animate the second chart.  



Heavy snow throughout the day with some thunder mixed in.  Temperatures start out warm but will fall throughout the day and settle in the low teens at base level by tonight.  There will likely be a dry pocket as the cold front pushes through, but light snowfall should fire back up by 5 pm.   Strong winds between 25-30 with 50 mph gusts.


The system moves out by 10 o’clock leaving a few more inches for the higher elevation resorts.  


Some lingering snow showers possible in the morning, but skies should clear by early afternoon.  Temperatures will be in the low 20’s with light winds between 10-15 mph.



Snow and rain mix, likely for lower elevation resorts below 8500 feet. Temperatures start out warm but will start falling by 2-3 pm.  the heaviest snow will occur after the lifts close.  Winds will be somewhat strong, between 15-25 mph with 45 mph gusts.


Heavy snow expected throughout the day.  Temperatures will be in the low 20’s with moderate winds between 10-15 mph with 25 mph gusts.



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Long-Range Prediction Chart

We are on storms 60-64 that will occur this week.  Presently, we are in a lull with the strength of the storm systems, but that is predicted to energize in the coming days.  We are seeing this energy on the models, around storm 64, for Lake Tahoe, with the aforementioned AR that is setting up now.  


Forecasted Areas

Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains

Crystal MountainMount Hood MeadowsTimberline49 Degrees North,  BachelorMt Baker,

Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains

HeavenlyPalisades TahoeKirkwoodDodge RidgeDonner Ski Ranch

Utah Wasatch Mountains

AltaPark CityDeer ValleyBrightonSnowbirdBrian Head

Colorado Rocky Mountains

AspenAspen HighlandsSnowmassVailBeaver Creek,  Winter ParkKeystoneArapahoe BasinBreckenridgeCopper MountainPowderhornSki CooperTellurideCrested ButteSilvertonWolf CreekEldoraLoveland


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